"There are Indians who own many Mercedes cars. There are Indians who do not even have a bicycle. But every Indian would have traveled in an autorickshaw at least once in his or her lifetime."
"A photograph of a naked person can sometimes be art if it is monochrome, fuzzy and out of focus, hides naughty detail in obscure metahpor and, most important of all, the artist is dead. Pornography is everything else." --Paul Little (aka Max Hardcore)
Many people who put me up in their homes told me they feared being ratted out by a nosy neighbour or being blackmailed in some way for having hosted a foreigner illegally. The official casas particulares have no fear because they're doing it above board.
People are mostly interested in hikers’ thoughts on the “scary things” out in the wilderness. Basically: bears, mountain lions, and murderers. Why people are so fixated on bears and murderers?
The fact that it took me almost twenty five years to realize I was a female sex tourist is not a defense. Check the screaming tabloids and anti-prostitution literature to confirm that sex tourism is totally unacceptable. Zero tolerance.
Interview with long rider Bernice Ende, who is currently travelling 8,000 miles across North America on horseback.
We would wake at 3:00 AM in our tents which would have thick frost on everything inside, which made it uncomfortable to wake up. It would take two hours to melt the snow for our food as the temperatures at this time of the morning weren’t much above -30° C.
The ice on the road starts a few kilometers beneath the summit. It is black ice. Invisible. Very dangerous. Especially for a cyclist. If you have an accident on the pass and are unable to descend, you will die of exposure . . . .